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Place: Nasarawa North, Nigeria
Date: Feb. 15, 2007
Credit: The Carter Center

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, visited children suffering from schistosomiasis during a Feburary 2007 tour of the Carter Center's health work in Africa. The Carters traveled to the community to bring national attention to the importance of the medicine praziquantel and other disease interventions to prevent schistosomiasis in rural and impoverished communities. Today, The Carter Center, in partnership with the Nigerian government, provides health education and approximately 1 million treatments annually for schistosomiasis - the largest initiative for schistosomiasis in Nigeria.

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